Accessible Yoga is nothing less than a gem for yoga practitioners of all abilities.”

—Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, PT, author of Restore and Rebalance

This visionary book revolutionizes yoga practice — and makes it truly accessible to everyone, in every body, at any age and in any state of health.

Yoga practice has so much to offer physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, but many people feel discouraged to practice because of the young, slim, flexible, well and able-bodied people dominating yoga spaces. Yet yoga is truly a practice for all — conferring enormous benefits to overall well-being as bodies change, age and navigate various health challenges.

Jivana Heyman views yoga as a basic human right — everyone deserves to practice no matter their state of body or mind. Heyman has spent over 20 years sharing yoga with people of all abilities and backgrounds. In this book, he shares his knowledge by breaking down poses, breathing practices, meditation techniques, and yoga teachings into clear, understandable and practical tools to use every day, regardless of limitations or challenges.

Accessible Yoga ought to be a required text in all 200-hour yoga teacher trainings. As public demand for yoga dramatically increases, teachers find themselves being asked to serve a wider audience of students than can be addressed in a foundational training. This text meets those teachers where they are, and clearly offers guidance and options to more appropriately bring yoga to those seeking its benefits.”

—Matthew J. Taylor, PT, PhD, C-IAYT. Founder of SmartSafeYoga

About the Author

Jivana Heyman, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, is the founder and director of Accessible Yoga, an international non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to the yoga teachings for people of all abilities and backgrounds. Heyman is a co-owner of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center and an Integral Yoga Minister. For over 25 years, Heyman has specialized in teaching yoga to people with disabilities with an emphasis on social engagement.

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